Monday, September 23 2019 12:31
Naira Badalian

RA Prime Minister: Armenia highly values its relations with the  United States

RA Prime Minister: Armenia highly values its relations with the  United States

ArmInfo. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his wife Anna Hakobyan attended an official reception on behalf of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Los  Angeles City Hall.

According to the Prime Minister's press service, Nikol Pashinyan  delivered a speech in which, in particular, I expressed my deep  gratitude to the mayor of Los Angeles, Mr. Garcetti, for organizing  the event and for the opportunity to communicate, member of the Board  of Directors Paul Krekoryan, leaders Katherine Berger and Hilde Solis  for their valuable contribution to organizing a public event.

He thanked Governor Gavin Newsom for his commitment to developing  Armenia-California friendship and partnership. According to him, at  the meeting with the governor, a framework agreement on cooperation  between Armenia and California will be signed. "Armenia appreciates  its relations with the United States, California and the city of Los  Angeles. It is one of the few places in the world where we have a  large concentration of the intellectual, cultural, religious and  financial potential of Armenia. And this largely creates a powerful  centrifugal force for 10 million Armenians around the world, "he  said.

According to the Prime Minister, today strong ties between the RA and  the USA continue to be strengthened thanks to cultural exchanges,  joint business activities, which constantly increase the level of  mutual trust, mutual support and mutual understanding. "Next year we  will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Agreement between the twin  cities between Yerevan and Los Angeles, which will be marked by a  number of initiatives that will promote cooperation between the two  cities. We greatly appreciate the efforts of former mayor Antonio  Villaraigosa and current mayor Eric Garcetti to develop this  partnership and explore new opportunities for expanding partnerships.  During this visit we will take another step towards making our  friendship more practical and effective. Tomorrow we have a big  business "the symposium in California, after which the ceremony of  signing two important agreements aimed at developing our trade and  economic ties," Pashinyan said.

The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the authorities of the  state of California and the city of Los Angeles for supporting the  opening of the monument to the Armenian Genocide in the heart of this  great city. "We will move forward in our efforts to deepen the  Armenian-California cooperation, and the city of Los Angeles will be  in the spotlight for obvious reasons. I am confident that these  relations will develop dynamically, including new initiatives and  joint efforts," the Prime Minister concluded Minister of Armenia.

Lectures were delivered by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, member of  the Los Angeles City Council, Paul Krekorian, RA Ambassador to the  United States Varujan Nersesyan and RA Consul General in Los Angeles  Armen Bayburdyan. 

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